What we're about

Hi and welcome, new friend! Thanks for joining our group. Can't wait to see and laugh with you at our next event.

Here are some things you should know.

WHO WE ARE

SKILLED NOT ILL brings positive people together in lighthearted, fun-first events to teach practical, simple, and easy-to-use mental health skills.

WHAT WE DO

We host in-person events in Philadelphia. Our recurring event called 'Skill & Chill' is a 1-hour hangout where peer leaders use laughter, games, and a structured agenda to teach mental health skills from tried-and-true methodologies like DBT, CBT, and Positive Psychology. We host parties and organize group volunteer outings, too.

WHAT WE DON'T DO

We're here to make you laugh, not bum you out. In fact, super serious topics are strictly forbidden. Everything we do is kept light, positive, and forward-focused. We also do not provide therapy, counseling, psychiatry, support groups, or any other form of clinical mental health services.

You'll fit right in: Everyone is welcome. Whether you have a diagnosis or you're just having a tough time lately, our recurring meetups are just what you need to boost your mood.

Disclaimer: These events may be a helpful addition to but are not intended to be a replacement for professional mental health services, such as counseling/talk therapy or psychiatry. If you are in crisis or are feeling unstable, please contact a licensed mental health professional and do not RSVP until you are ready for social events such as these. Thank you in advance for putting your health and safety first.

Contact us: Send a message on here to the organizer. Official website: https://www.skillednotill.com (https://www.skillednotill.com/). Social media: We don't use it.

WE ARE ROOTING FOR YOU.

-SNI

Upcoming events (5+)

Skill & Chill

Skilled Not Ill @ WeWork Coworking Space

Hello, friend! 'Skill & Chill' is a weekly 1-hour small-group event with 3-10 people, where we laugh a lot, talk about a Mental Health Skill of the Day, and leave happy! Come hang out and: - Explore a new mental health skill with Skilled Not Ill every week - Socialize with people who are friendly, relatable, and open-minded - Walk away feeling equipped with the motivation and knowledge to improve your life with a new skill and new friends Cost: "PWYF" (Pay What You Feel) Take advantage of these opportunities to try out Skill & Chill before paid memberships start in February! If you're not able to join us, kindly update your RSVP status 24 hours in advance to allow other friends to join. ---- FAQS: 1. WHAT IS SKILLED NOT ILL? SKILLED NOT ILL is Philly-based mental health club offering fun & lighthearted weekly events, in which we help boost your mood using skills-based approaches (DBT + CBT), as well as periodic social events, like parties and networking events. We teach 1 mental health skill per meetup in a lighthearted, laughter-inducing, collaborative format with peers from all backgrounds. Our mission is to help people who are doing well stay well and to help them work on skills that can improve their daily lives. We've enjoyed hosting 50+ of these small events so far. If you haven't attended one yet, it's never too late to join us! 2. WHAT IS 'DBT'? A popular + effective way of dealing with mental health struggles. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a skills-based approach to developing a life you actually like living. Learn + practice bite-size skills from the 4 key DBT modules in the safety of a quick, fun, no-pressure meetup group. Nicknames for the 4 DBT modules: 1 -- The Foundation 2 -- Tolerating Sh*tty Moments 3 -- Dealing with Others 4 -- Behavioral Knowledge is Power 3. WHO IS THIS FOR? Everyone! Even if you don't have a mental illness diagnosis but you want to learn better ways to deal with a difficult person at work, slight social anxiety, procrastination, or some other scenario, you're welcome to join us. We'll keep things relatively "light," collaborative, informative, relaxed, and enjoyable. 4. IS THIS RUN BY THERAPISTS? Nope, we're your peers. Our events may be a helpful addition to but are not intended to be a replacement for professional mental health services, such as counseling/talk therapy or psychiatry. If you are in crisis or are feeling unstable, please contact a licensed mental health professional and do not RSVP until you feel safe again. Thank you in advance for putting your health and safety first! 5. WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Your wonderful self, photo ID, and an open mind.

Free Homemade Truffles Because They Say Chocolate is Good for Mental Health

FACT: The best way to get through the middle of the work week is with free, homemade desserts. You are invited to join SNI for our 3rd "open-house" style event this month! COST: Free with RSVP. THE OCCASION: - We're expanding, and we want our community members to get to know each other. - Anyone who RSVPs is welcome to attend and bring a friend. We're happy to host you. :) EAT: - Enjoy homemade desserts by Philly's best-kept secret baker, Sam Lardi (IG: @samssecretsweetsservice). EXPLORE: - Check out our new location inside WeWork at 17th & Market.* - Stop by anytime throughout the evening. MEET: - Socialize with kind people who care about mental health and happiness. - Meet the Peer Leaders who will be leading many of the 20+ monthly group meet-ups starting in February. - We'll be answering questions about the expansion, the memberships, and how to sign up. Photo ID is required to enter the building. After 6 pm, use the door on the right. It will be unlocked. See you there! *Returning guests, you will notice the address is just one building over from our MakeOffices Location. :) _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ About the company // Skilled Not Ill is a mental toughness club for modern humans in the Philly area. We've hosted more than 55 events in 2018 alone for a network of over 500 members via Meetup.com. Our community is growing, and so are we. Customer review from[masked] // "Over the past few months I've been attending @skillednotill meet-ups in Philly, they are in-person 1-hour hangouts where peer leaders use a fun, positive approach to teaching mental health skills from proven methodologies like DBT & CBT. Skills like mindfulness, "dialectical" open-mind thinking, and problem solving are just a few of the valuable tools I've learned that have really helped me! This community of over 500 members is growing in Philly & if you're looking to strengthen your mental toughness (everyone should be!) check it out!" Coming your way in Feb 2019: - 3 new Peer Leaders - 5x as many groups to choose from each month - 2 more unique group types, in addition to Skill & Chill Newsletter signup: www.skillednotill.com

Skill & Chill

Skilled Not Ill @ WeWork Coworking Space

Hello, friend! 'Skill & Chill' is a weekly 1-hour small-group event with 3-10 people, where we laugh a lot, talk about a Mental Health Skill of the Day, and leave happy! Come hang out and: - Explore a new mental health skill with Skilled Not Ill every week - Socialize with people who are friendly, relatable, and open-minded - Walk away feeling equipped with the motivation and knowledge to improve your life with a new skill and new friends Cost: "PWYF" (Pay What You Feel) Take advantage of these opportunities to try out Skill & Chill before paid memberships start in February! If you're not able to join us, kindly update your RSVP status 24 hours in advance to allow other friends to join. ---- FAQS: 1. WHAT IS SKILLED NOT ILL? SKILLED NOT ILL is Philly-based mental health club offering fun & lighthearted weekly events, in which we help boost your mood using skills-based approaches (DBT + CBT), as well as periodic social events, like parties and networking events. We teach 1 mental health skill per meetup in a lighthearted, laughter-inducing, collaborative format with peers from all backgrounds. Our mission is to help people who are doing well stay well and to help them work on skills that can improve their daily lives. We've enjoyed hosting 50+ of these small events so far. If you haven't attended one yet, it's never too late to join us! 2. WHAT IS 'DBT'? A popular + effective way of dealing with mental health struggles. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a skills-based approach to developing a life you actually like living. Learn + practice bite-size skills from the 4 key DBT modules in the safety of a quick, fun, no-pressure meetup group. Nicknames for the 4 DBT modules: 1 -- The Foundation 2 -- Tolerating Sh*tty Moments 3 -- Dealing with Others 4 -- Behavioral Knowledge is Power 3. WHO IS THIS FOR? Everyone! Even if you don't have a mental illness diagnosis but you want to learn better ways to deal with a difficult person at work, slight social anxiety, procrastination, or some other scenario, you're welcome to join us. We'll keep things relatively "light," collaborative, informative, relaxed, and enjoyable. 4. IS THIS RUN BY THERAPISTS? Nope, we're your peers. Our events may be a helpful addition to but are not intended to be a replacement for professional mental health services, such as counseling/talk therapy or psychiatry. If you are in crisis or are feeling unstable, please contact a licensed mental health professional and do not RSVP until you feel safe again. Thank you in advance for putting your health and safety first! 5. WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Your wonderful self, photo ID, and an open mind.

Skill & Chill

Skilled Not Ill @ WeWork Coworking Space

Hello, friend! 'Skill & Chill' is a weekly 1-hour small-group event with 3-10 people, where we laugh a lot, talk about a Mental Health Skill of the Day, and leave happy! Come hang out and: - Explore a new mental health skill with Skilled Not Ill every week - Socialize with people who are friendly, relatable, and open-minded - Walk away feeling equipped with the motivation and knowledge to improve your life with a new skill and new friends Cost: "PWYF" (Pay What You Feel) Take advantage of these opportunities to try out Skill & Chill before paid memberships start in February! If you're not able to join us, kindly update your RSVP status 24 hours in advance to allow other friends to join. ---- FAQS: 1. WHAT IS SKILLED NOT ILL? SKILLED NOT ILL is Philly-based mental health club offering fun & lighthearted weekly events, in which we help boost your mood using skills-based approaches (DBT + CBT), as well as periodic social events, like parties and networking events. We teach 1 mental health skill per meetup in a lighthearted, laughter-inducing, collaborative format with peers from all backgrounds. Our mission is to help people who are doing well stay well and to help them work on skills that can improve their daily lives. We've enjoyed hosting 50+ of these small events so far. If you haven't attended one yet, it's never too late to join us! 2. WHAT IS 'DBT'? A popular + effective way of dealing with mental health struggles. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a skills-based approach to developing a life you actually like living. Learn + practice bite-size skills from the 4 key DBT modules in the safety of a quick, fun, no-pressure meetup group. Nicknames for the 4 DBT modules: 1 -- The Foundation 2 -- Tolerating Sh*tty Moments 3 -- Dealing with Others 4 -- Behavioral Knowledge is Power 3. WHO IS THIS FOR? Everyone! Even if you don't have a mental illness diagnosis but you want to learn better ways to deal with a difficult person at work, slight social anxiety, procrastination, or some other scenario, you're welcome to join us. We'll keep things relatively "light," collaborative, informative, relaxed, and enjoyable. 4. IS THIS RUN BY THERAPISTS? Nope, we're your peers. Our events may be a helpful addition to but are not intended to be a replacement for professional mental health services, such as counseling/talk therapy or psychiatry. If you are in crisis or are feeling unstable, please contact a licensed mental health professional and do not RSVP until you feel safe again. Thank you in advance for putting your health and safety first! 5. WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Your wonderful self, photo ID, and an open mind.

Past events (62)

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WeWork 1601 Market St

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